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Game #2984

Aston Villa

0-0-1, 0 PTS

Saturday, 10 August 1968

Lost

Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

Division Two

Sheffield United

Attendance: 17,707

Bramall Lane

1-0-0, 2 PTS

Sheffield United

3-1

Aston Villa

Assist(s) | None

MATCH SUMMARY

Villa open the season with defeat at Bramall Lane as they fall three behind within thirty minutes before they stem the flow and manage a late consolation from the penalty spot.

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MATCH TIMELINE

Saturday, 10 August 1968

๐ŸŸข | 1โ€™ Debut, Mike Ferguson
๐Ÿฅ… | 9โ€™ Goal, 0-1, (Sheffield United), Alan Woodward
๐Ÿฅ… | 29โ€™ Goal, 0-2, (Sheffield United), Mike Hill
๐Ÿ” | 29โ€™ Sub off, Alan Deakin, Sub on, Mick Wright
๐Ÿฅ… | 30โ€™ Goal, 0-3, (Sheffield United), Tony Currie
๐Ÿ•’ | HT Sheffield United 3-0 Aston Villa
โšฝ | 77โ€™ Goal, 1-3, Willie Anderson, pen
๐Ÿ•’ | FT Sheffield United 3-1 Aston Villa

ON THIS DAY

Tommy Cummings' Villa open the season with defeat at Bramall Lane and were now without a win in the last five matches under his stewardship, losing three. Meanwhile, midfielder Mike Ferguson made his Villa debut aged 25 after moving from Blackburn Rovers in May 1968 for a fee of ยฃ55,000

Aston Villa

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†
Last Trophy: 1960-61

Sheffield United

League Champions: ๐Ÿ†
FA Cup Winners: ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†
League Cup Winners: โŒ
Last Trophy: 1924โ€“25

FIXTURE HISTORY

Sheffield United

Previous 5 vs. Sheffield United: ๐ŸŸฉ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ

FIXTURE DETAILS

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Season | 1968-69 |
Matchday | #1 |
League Match | #1 |
Manager Game | #46 |
Saturday, 10 August 1968

MATCH SUMMARY

Manager: Tommy Cummings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Sunderland, 1967-1968
Referee: Pat Partridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Middlesbrough, 1966-1981
Kick off: 3.00pm
HT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 0-3
FT Result: ๐ŸŸฅ Lost
FT Score: ๐ŸŸฅ 1-3
Last 5: ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸจ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ ๐ŸŸฅ

MANAGERIAL RECORD

Tommy Cummings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

GAMES | WINS | DRAWS | LOSSES | POINTS PER GAME

๐Ÿ•’ 46 | ๐ŸŸฉ | 16 ๐ŸŸจ 7 ๐ŸŸฅ 23 | 1.20

Villa Career Form:

Bottom 8

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Pat Partridge | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | Middlesbrough, 1966-1981
Matches Officiated: 1
๐ŸŸฉ : 0
๐ŸŸจ : 0
๐ŸŸฅ : 1
๐Ÿ†˜ : 0
Previous 5: None
Last Match: None
Cards: None

ALL THE MATCHES REFEREED BY:

CARDS

Villa

None

Sheffield United

None

TEAM NEWS

Tommy Cummings hands Mike Ferguson his debut.

TEAM STATS

Starting XI Average Age
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Oldest Player |
GK Colin Withers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 28.41 |

Youngest Player |
F Brian Greenhalgh | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 21.48 |

MANAGER

Tommy Cummings | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Aston Villa

GK Colin Withers | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB Dick Edwards | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
LB Charlie Aitken | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Lew Chatterley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Mike Ferguson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐ŸŸข |
M Tommy Mitchinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Bobby Park | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ |
M Alan Deakin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | ๐Ÿ” |
M Willie Anderson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
F Brian Godfrey | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
F Brian Greenhalgh | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

MANAGER

Arthur Rowley | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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Sheffield United

GK Alan Hodgkinson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
RB Len Badger | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
CB David Munks | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
D Ken Mallender | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Wagstaff | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
M Tom Fenoughty | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Alan Woodward | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Tony Currie | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |
M Colin Addison | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |
W Gil Reece | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ |
F Mick Hill | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | โšฝ |

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Not necessarily indicative of the actual matchday formation

SUBSTITUTES

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๐Ÿ” | RB Mick Wright | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | for M Alan Deakin | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ | 29' |

SUBSTITUTES

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No Substitutions Made

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UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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None

UNUSED SUBSTITUTES

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CB Frank Barlow | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 12/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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SQUAD STATS

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1st XI:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 11/11

Squad:
Home Nation ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ท๓ ฌ๓ ณ๓ ฟ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง : 12/12

MATCHDAY SQUAD

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UNAVAILABLE

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None

UNAVAILABLE

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Not Recorded

Player Positions:

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GK : Goalkeeper
CB, D, B : Centre Back, Defender, Back
FB, LB, RB, WH : Full Back, Left Back, Right Back, Wing Back, Wing Halfโ€จ

M, CH, LH, RH : Midfielder, Centre Half, Left Half, Right Half
W, OL, OR : Winger, Outside Left, Outside Right
F, IF, IL, IR : Forward, Inside Forward, Inside Left, Inside Right, Second Striker, False 9
CF : Centre Forward

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Match Symbols:

โ€‹

โšฝ | Goal
๐Ÿ”ฅ | Assist
๐Ÿ” | Substitution

๐ŸŸจ | Booking

๐ŸŸฅ | Sending off

๐Ÿ†˜ | Poor refereeing performance
๐ŸŸข : Debut ๐Ÿ”ด : Final Game

DEBUT APPEARANCES

๐ŸŸข M Mike Ferguson | ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ |

FINAL APPEARANCES

MATCH STATS

Not recorded

MATCH QUOTES

MATCH REPORT